To err is human, to wilt divine. Huh? It’s a bit of a reach, but I have adapted an iconic proverb/idiom to reflect my current stage in Life. One does not normally think of wilting as a positive reference, but the fact of the matter is that the cycle of birth, growth, decline, and death is forever unperturbed, relentless, and completely out of our control. I have come to accept that nothing lasts forever, but CHANGE IS HARD! Resisting change, however, is like trying to hold water or sand. Instead, I have decided to invite Change in. It is not easy, but you may find that a transition will engender new (divine?) possibilities because the act of letting go can sometimes propel you into spaces you could not imagine.
A spot I find myself in today is as a grant recipient. I may have mentioned this once or twice ;-)
The grant is from the Curate Purchase Inspire program of Louisville Visual Art. This is with the initiative and generosity of Clare Hirn, a local artist here in Louisville. This grant pays for someone new to curating (me!) to partner with a local non profit, pays the artists fairly for their work, and puts art in non-traditional spaces.
The exhibit I am curating (briefly “Afloramos”/“We Flourish”) in collaboration with La Casita Center opens November 5, 6:30-8:30. I never expected to find myself in this realm, but am delighted that I decided to give Change some room. I recommend it. You’ll never know what possibilities await in a different space!
The QR code will take you to my curator statement as well as the list of artists and all the links.
I hope you get a chance to see their amazing work!